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Assassin's Creed Origins guide, walkthrough and tips for AC: Origins' Ancient Egyptian adventure

Everything you need to know about stealthing and stabbing your way along the Nile.

Assassin's Creed Origins, the Ancient Egypt-spanning stab-em-up, marks the return of the franchise after a two-year hiatus and seemingly a return to form, too, featuring some stunning vistas and a frankly enormous world of things for you to do.

Here on this page you'll find our Assassin's Creed Origins guide and walkthrough hub, which includes a contents of links to all our various guides and steps through the story, as well as a series of guides, tips and general advice further down the page.

Assassin's Creed Origins walkthrough

Here, we've gathered together every page of our complete walkthrough to Assassin's Creed Origins' main story quests.

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Assassin's Creed Origins walkthrough

  1. Assassin's Creed Origins - The Oasis
  2. Assassin's Creed Origins - The False Oracle
  3. Assassin's Creed Origins - Aya I and May Amun Walk Beside You
  4. Assassin's Creed Origins - Gennadios the Phylakitai and End of the Snake
  5. Assassin's Creed Origins - Aya II and The Hyena
  6. Assassin's Creed Origins - The Lizard's Mask and The Lizard's Face
  7. Assassin's Creed Origins - The Crocodile's Scales
  8. Assassin's Creed Origins - The Crocodile's Jaws
  9. Assassin's Creed Origins - Ambush at Sea and Way of Gabiniani
  10. Assassin's Creed Origins - Aya: Blade of the Goddess and The Battle of the Nile
  11. Assassin's Creed Origins - The Aftermath and The Final Weighing
  12. Assassin's Creed Origins - Last of the Medjay, Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another and Birth of the Creed

Assassin's Creed Origins guide - all our AC: Origins guides in one place

Below, you'll find our available non-walkthrough guides in one place.

Assassin's Creed Origins guides:

Assassin's Creed Origins tips, tricks, and everything else you need to know

With those specific guides out of the way, here's a look at some of the other miscellaenous tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Egyptian adventure.

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Story Progression and Sidequesting

Each story mission has a suggested level to tackle it at, and for the most part you should try and stick to it. Being a level or two below will generally work, but too much of a gap and you may find it's literally impossible to complete a mission as you will be unable to inflict any damage at all. Luckily the game provides plenty of sidequests and diversions to level up.

As you make your way across the world following the plot we'd suggest clearing most of the sidequests in a region before leaving it; this should keep you in step with the suggested levels and also eliminates having to do too much backtracking.

The World of Origins

The opening hour or two of the game is fairly linear, but will eventually open up giving you free reign to come and go as you please. After arriving in Alexandria you can then make your way on foot, horseback, or camel to any of the unknown regions on the map, although we'd suggest checking the suggested level ranges before rushing in; they won't prevent you from entering, but any opposition you encounter in the region will be within that range so it can be dangerous to aim too high.

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When you enter a region for the first time your first port of call should be to unlock at least one fast travel point so you don't have to walk back again. (Note that not all regions have one.) These will also reveal the locations of additional sidequests and points of interest in the vicinity, so if you're looking for something to do they're a good place to start.

Combat and Stealth

While outright confrontation is sometimes unavoidable, many of the game's encounters can be made simpler or even avoided entirely by staying out of sight. Use rooftops and tall grass to provide cover, and get into the habit of sending Senu out on a reconnaissance flight before entering any restricted areas; flagging the locations of your target and any wandering enemies makes life a great deal simpler.

That said, there are times when being spotted can work to your advantage. If you're trying to gain access to a heavily guarded area you can start a fight and then run away, kiting your enemies to somewhere more convenient and then slipping out of sight and heading to your goal unimpeded.

The Skills to Pay the Bills

As you level up you'll be awarded Ability Points that you can spend on unlocking new skills, and we'd recommend trying to keep things balanced rather than pouring all your skills into one area - having a broad set of abilities gives you more flexibility in your approach to different situations.

Assassin's Creed Origins Tips to know before you go:

It's a big world out there, full of danger, mystery, and other neat stuff, so last but not least here are our top tips of things to remember as you venture forth into the baking sun:

  • Loot everything! Use your Animus Pulse regularly to reveal items you can pilfer, and don't forget to rummage in the corpse of vanquished foes. You'll find crafting materials, weapons, money, and trinkets you can sell to merchants - it's much easier than working for a living.
  • Discretion is the better part of valour. You can beat the game by rushing everywhere waving a sword around, but it's going to make your life far more difficult. Proceed with caution and don't be ashamed to run and hide if things get a little too hot.
  • Don't forget to craft. We'll cover the specifics crafting and getting materials elsewhere, but it's worth emphasising here - keep an eye on what items you need to upgrade each item and take the occasional detour to go out and gather them.
  • Just because it's not on the map doesn't mean it isn't there. If you have any suspiciously blank areas in a region even after unlocking all the fast travel points it may be worth taking a quick sightseeing trip - there's not always something there, but it often pays to check.

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